It seems like root is now becoming more of a “standard” with newer Android devices these days. Not so much in the sense that everybody does it, but in that the option is becoming readily more available, even before phones and tablets are released for the public. That’s exactly the case with Samsung’s latest announced device, the Galaxy Note 10.1.
Yesterday, Sammy released the source code for the device and today, we’ve already found out the root access has been obtained, thanks to XDA Senior Member and a well-known face in the Android community, zedomax, who injected root into the stock European firmware, then installed the superuser’d version in conventional ODIN fashion.
Since the device is in next to nobody’s hands yet, it’s safe to assume that there aren’t many of our readers out there who can test to verify this method, but knowing zedomax, this is 100% legit and there will be a ton of folks out there standing in line to thank him for his work, once they get their new toy in hand.